Bill Cosby sentenced to prison, classified as a "violent sexual predator"

Branded a "violent sexual predator," the American actor and comedian was sentenced on Tuesday afternoon to three to ten years in prison.

American actor and comedian Bill Cosby, 81, has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison by Norristown court in Pennsylvania, which has branded him a "violent sexual predator." The sentence was announced after Cosby was found guilty of three aggravated sexual assault offenses against Andrea Constant in 2004.

The prosecution was seeking a sentence of between five and ten years in prison, while Cosby's lawyers pleaded for house arrest after the court found the actor guilty of drugging and molesting the former Temple University employee.

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